Quick Weeknight Orange Chicken Recipe - Major Hoff Takes A Wife

Quick Weeknight Orange Chicken Recipe

Quick weeknight orange chicken recipe.

Quick Weeknight 

Orange Chicken Recipe   

In a rush? This recipe for Orange Chicken is easy to prepare in under 30 minutes!

Quick Weeknight Orange Chicken Recipe.  #ad #Trop50FreshStart

    Am I the only one who wonders what is for dinner after the kiddos walk through the door after school? It seems like it always sneaks up on me! This easy orange chicken recipe is one of my favorites. It’s quick to prepare, requires minimal ingredients and it’s gluten free. I can make this in under 30 minutes. Toss some rice in the instant pot, mix up the marinade and throw some chicken in the skillet.

    My family loves the orange flavor that comes with this dish, and I love that it’s on the healthy side. For those of us with health goals for this year, it’s a total win. I’m sure this orange chicken recipe will become one of your weeknight favorites too!

Make easy Orange Chicken!  Orange chicken sauce with Trop50.

    I like to pair my meal with steamed veggies to round out the meal.

Easy orange chicken

    This meal heats up like a dream the next day, in the rare case you have leftovers!

Orange chicken American style

    I was so excited to use these Jade chopsticks my in-laws gave to me after a trip to China.

gluten free orange chicken

     By using Tamari sauce, the marinade is gluten free. Of course, always double check your bottles to verify. If you don’t need to worry about gluten, you could always use soy sauce. Just whatever you have on hand.

Orange Chicken Major Hoff Takes A Wife

    Also, by not frying the chicken in oil, the meal is healthier. My waistline thanks me for this small step.

Orange chicken is a quick gluten free meal

     The main ingredient in this dish is Trop50 juice beverage. If you’ve seen the funny commercials, you might already know that Trop50 gives you the familiar flavor of orange juice with half the sugar and calories. Made from fresh oranges, Trop50 has no artificial sweeteners and an 8 oz glass provides you with 100% of your daily vitamin C needs.

     I love that this dish is on the healthful side, but still jam packed with flavor. I love that Trop50 cuts the calories. Why not take this little shortcut and still reap the health benefits from oranges?

     Did you make any health goals this year? I'm continuing with my goal of maintaining a walking program, but this crazy weather hasn't made it the easiest! Leave me a comment and tell me your goals and some of the obstacles your facing!

yield: 4 servingsprint recipe
Orange Chicken Recipe for a quick weeknight meal!

Quick Weeknight Orange Chicken

This quick weeknight meal is bursting with flavor! Easy to make with minimal ingredients-- you'll have this on the table in under 30 minutes.
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 20 mins


For the Orange Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup Trop50 Juice Beverage
  • 2 TBSP orange marmalade
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 TBSP Tamari sauce (be sure to check if Gluten free, if making GF version)
  • 1 TBSP BBQ sauce (be sure to check if Gluten free, if making GF version)
For the meal:
  • 1 pound chicken tenders, chopped into about 3/4 inch cubes.
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • Rice (optional)
  • Stir Fry Veggies (optional)


  1. Stir together the Trop50, marmalade, garlic, tamari and bbq sauce in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Warm a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Once it has warmed, place the chicken in the pan.
  3. Allow chicken to brown on one side for about 4 minutes. When that side has a nice golden color, flip the chicken pieces and brown that side for another 4 minutes.
  4. Next, pour the orange sauce over the chicken and allow it to come to a boil. Let it cook for about 4 more minutes, to finish cooking the chicken thoroughly.
  5. In a small bowl, combine 1 TBSP corn starch with 1 TBSP water. Mix thoroughly. Add to the chicken, stirring constantly. The mixture will instantly begin to gel up. Continue cooking, stirring the entire time for 1 minute.
  6. Place cooked chicken over rice and pair with steamed stir fry veggies.
  7. Enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

1 comment

  1. I love your pictures, I'm going to try the recipe this weekend. Thanks!


Thanks so much for commenting! I appreciate it and love communicating with you!

Back to Top